While there seems to be plenty of
Pedro’s Bill’s and Achmed’s Jim’s to pump my gas for me while I clean off the face of my Rolex (here in Jersey we still don’t have self-serve, huzzah for laziness), someone seems to think that a robot could complete the task much better than a minority upstanding citizen.
Costing a tremendous $110,000, the Gas-Pumping Robot matches your car to a database which contains all of the nozzle size info and fuel cap variations. The robotic arm can then unscrew the cap and send the nozzle into your car, filling your tank in an ultra expensive fashion.
— Andrew Dobrow